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Filtration Leader Pentair to Get Journalists to Tap the Tap During Republican National Convention's News Media Reception in Minneapolis

August 29, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 29, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Minneapolis-based Pentair, Inc. (NYSE: PNR), a global leader in water filtration and treatment, will enable news media covering the Republican National Convention to tap into the Minneapolis municipal water supply during Saturday night's traditional gathering for reporters prior to the start of the convention.

Pentair is contributing five Everpure water bars throughout the reception area on the Minneapolis riverfront for the event. If the more than 8,000 expected attendees want a drink of water, they can get premium filtered water sourced straight from the city's own system.

The water bars support a commitment that Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and 14 other U.S. mayors made last June to encourage the use of municipal water to save money and reduce environmental impact. "Filtering tap water provides consumers with the great taste of bottled water while reducing their carbon footprint," said Michael Madsen, vice president of Pentair's Everpure business. With an Everpure filtration system, a family of four can have great-tasting water, reduce their environmental impact and save money.

Specific Details for News Media Attending/Covering the Event

  • At the traditional news media reception the evening before the start of the Republican National Convention, five manned and outfitted water bars will dispense premium filtered still and carbonated water direct from the City of Lakes' supply.
  • A specially marked team of volunteers will distribute reusable water bottles at the bars during the event.
  • Spokespersons will be available prior to the event and on site during the event to discuss the benefits of filtered water.

  • Between the Guthrie Theater and Mill City Museum in the Minneapolis Riverfront District (Second Street S. & Chicago Avenue). Credentialed news media and other invited guests enter on Chicago Avenue.

  • Stations and display set-up is scheduled for 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, August 29.
  • Media reception is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, August 30.

About Pentair, Inc.

Pentair ( is a diversified operating company headquartered in Minnesota. Its Water Group is a global leader in providing innovative products and systems used worldwide in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water. Pentair's Technical Products Group is a leader in the global enclosures and thermal management markets, designing and manufacturing thermal management products and standard, modified, and custom enclosures that house and protect sensitive electronics and electrical components. With 2007 revenues of $3.3 billion on a continuing basis, Pentair employs approximately 16,000 people worldwide.

SOURCE: Pentair, Inc.

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